Topic: Money Matter
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24 KJV)
Money doesn’t have a power to rule over us. Unfortunately, some of us have caught up with making more money whether through the business, television ministry, marketing, and selling yourselves to the night club. Nowadays, we hear about a small microchip that goes through the skins of pets and can tell the information about that pet and tell the price. And then this process will go to the human’s skin to keep their personal information in the skins. This plan already has been launched in some countries. Revelation 13 talks about how the antichrist would appear to the world as the millions of people would take the mark of beast in their right hands or foreheads.
We cannot make the money as our master. As I said in the pervious message, many America churches have so caught up with marketing their churches. Bishop TD Jakes operates two or more mega churches in different locations that would cost $1 million or more. Making more churches or becoming a world famous preacher doesn’t make us to have access to Heaven.
Giving our money to our local churches or communities are the biblical principles. We tithe to our local churches because God commanded for us to do so and so we help our churches to keep running to help members and others as well. One thing we should not do is putting the church as marketing place. Remember Jesus was disappointed when He saw that Jerusalem Temple was like the marketing place (Mark 11:15-19). Our churches should be a house of prayer (Mark 11:17) and not a house of thief.
We need to set differences between God and money. There is right way or wrong way to handle our money. We can be fallen in love with our money, but it doesn’t satisfy us in all the way. There’s limited that the money can do, but if we have our relationship with God, then there is no limit to break our relationships with Him.